A fierce-tackling centre, Trevor Allan made his debut against New Zealand in 1946 and on the 1947-48 tour to the UK and Ireland was thrust into the captaincy at the tender age of 21. Known as “The Boy Captain”, Allan led his 1947-48 side in their four-Test tour of Europe to three wins and a tryless 6-0 loss to Wales. The Wallabies became known as the Cleanskins after not conceding a try against England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales.
Allan captained the Wallabies on 10 occasions including the famous 1949 tour of New Zealand where he led the Wallabies to their first Bledisloe Cup victory on New Zealand soil. Australia won 11-6 in Wellington and 16-9 win in Auckland.
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